Sean Mulkerrin

No longer counting the time until its deadline in days but hours, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy stands about $50,000 short of its $1.2 million fund-raising target to buy the former Bender melon farm.

The town of New Scotland recently clarified its employee policy with regard to COVID pay.

A new lighting law will make clear what is and isn’t a Christmas light in New Scotland. And soon residents could more easily keep chickens.

Crossgates Mall has filed suit against another tenant for not paying rent. 

Three party candidates and one write-in challenger are all vying for the State Senate seat left open by incumbent Republican George Amedore, a developer who declined to seek a fourth term

The public hearing on Pyramid’s proposed Rapp Road apartment project was kept open until Oct. 28, as one Guilderland resident questioned whether the Oct. 14 hearing should have even taken place. 

To present a balanced spending plan for 2021, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy’s budget relies on tapping the county’s $60 million rainy-day fund for $3 million, reallocating $5 million that would have otherwise been appropriated toward paying off county debt, and $5 million in salaries and benefits savings from 72 employees who each accepted a $15,000 early-separation payout.

New Scotland’s tentative $8.5 million budget for 2021 is up about 4 percent compared to this year. To make up the spending increase, the town will have to tap its rainy-day fund and increase taxes. 

The town of Guilderland has asked an Albany County Supreme Court judge to dismiss Crossgates Mall’s tax-assessment lawsuit. 

GUILDERLAND — Tucked inside the $3.5 trillion commercial and multi-family real-estate financing sector, which is part of the broader


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